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03/25/2017

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)

School's Out Monday

5th Annual Culture Fest

Service Hours Opportunity

Service Hours Opportunity


HS BREAKING NEWS

College Applications at CMIT

ITEC Students Amaze at AABE Millennial Reception

Scholarships for College


MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Grade 8 Harvard and William & Mary - COOPERATIVE LEARNING

Duke & Northwestern Enrichment Lab: ABO-Rh Blood Typing

Spanish Class Updates

6th Grade Science: Project Volcano

From Mrs. Cabrera-Avila's Desk


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

Summer Service Hours Opportunity

Service Hour Opportunity

Summer Internship Opportunity

JV Softball News


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Windmill Project

Mr. Vernor's Class Updates

Start of 4th Quarter in Ms. Coholic's Classes


PTO UPDATES

Teacher Appreciation Week!

Chick-fil-A Spirit Night!


FAQs
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CMIT BREAKING NEWS (SCHOOLWIDE)
School's Out Monday

Schools are closed Monday, March 27th, for Teacher Grading Day. Enjoy the long weekend and come back rested for the start of the 4th Quarter!

Respectfully,

CMIT Administration
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5th Annual Culture Fest
The 5th Annual Culture Fest is coming up! The event will be held at CMIT South, which is located at 9822 Fallard Court in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Tickets purchased in advance are $2.00 (per person) and $3.00 at the door. Children 12 years and under are half price. Contact Dr. BB for more information.

Students and staff have been working hard to make this a great event. We hope to see you there!

CMIT Administration
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Service Hours Opportunity
Please see the attached flyer for an opportunity to meet with organizations with whom you can earn service hours.

If you have any questions please contact Debbie Schneider at missionsfair@fumcl.org or 301-725-3093.

A staff member at Langley Park McCormick Elementary School in Hyattsville wanted to share this opportunity for service that her local church is offering. The coordinator of the event is pulling together different organizations in and around Laurel, MD that offer volunteer opportunities. These experiences can easily be transferred into service hours!


Natalie Gaudette
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Service Hours Opportunity
Please see the attached flyer for an opportunity to earn service hours at Good Neighbor Day. Middle and high school students can sign up here and can earn student service learning hours by participating in one of the projects.

Attachment(s)

Natalie Gaudette
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HS BREAKING NEWS
College Applications at CMIT

CMIT seniors have done an excellent job! I am happy to announce that CMIT's class of 2017 college acceptance rate is 100%. Some of the highlights of our college admission season are:

1 - 100% of CMIT North seniors receiveded a college acceptance.
2 - 97% of these acceptances are from 4-year degree institutions.
3 - The merit based scholarship total amount is over $4,000,000.
4 - CMIT North students received acceptances from some of the most selective colleges and universities, such as Cornell University, George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland College Park, Penn State, Case Western, Northeastern University, University of Virginia and many more...Click on the link below to see the entire list of schools.



Ferhat Avsar
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ITEC Students Amaze at AABE Millennial Reception

Thursday, several of our 11th grade ITEC students attended the American Association of Blacks in Energy Millennial Reception. The event was part of the organization's national conference and was designed to promote career opportunities in energy among students on the cusp of choosing college majors and careers.

Students heard several notable voices in the industry: Paula Glover, President & CEO of AABE; Gilbert Campbell, a co-founder and principal of Volt Energy; Thomas H. Graham, (retired) Vice President, People Strategy & Human Resources at Pepco Holdings, Inc.; James Momoh, Founder and Director of Center for Energy Solutions. Bo Machavo, 25-year-old Former Deputy Director of the White House Office Council on Environmental Council under President Obama's Administration, facilitated the event.

After the speaker's panel, students mingled and made promising connections that we hope will grow into mentorships, internships, and careers. These students did a wonderful job representing themselves and CMIT! Congratulations!

Ms. Colandrea
HS Program Coordinator
ITEC Liaison
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Scholarships for College
The average cost of a four-year college nationwide is about $31,000 a year, according to The College Board. Therefore, getting financial assistance is essential for many students in order to make college a reality.

So far our graduating class, the Class of 2017, is getting $4,183,820 in scholarships from the colleges to which they have applied. It is important to note that colleges are not the only source of scholarships. There are numerous foundations and private institutions that are providing these opportunities. You can search them online. It is also important to note that they all have application deadlines, and the key point is to apply early. Here is a great resource that actually can help you to access Maryland scholarships programs.

https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-state/maryland-scholarships/


Ferhat Avsar
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MS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Grade 8 Harvard and William & Mary - COOPERATIVE LEARNING

When more than one mind is grappling with the class materials and all are working toward a common goal, collaborative learning unleashes a unique, intellectual, and social synergy.

As CMIT Academy life science students (Grade 8 William & Mary and Harvard) approach the closing of the school year, students designed a collaborative learning experience. With increasing frequency, students are working with each other, and alongside their teachers, to grasp subject matter or deepen their understanding about life science. In the process, they are developing their social skills as well enhancing their intellectual abilities.

The value resulting from cooperation is working together to accomplish shared goals (Johnson & Johnson, 1989). Within cooperative learning groups students are given two responsibilities: to learn the assigned material and to make sure that all other members of their group do likewise.

Gemma Y Bognot CLARKE, Ph.D
MS Science Teacher
Science Department Chair
CMIT Academy
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Duke & Northwestern Enrichment Lab: ABO-Rh Blood Typing

From past experiences performing synthetic blood typing with students, we can easily say that this is one of the laboratories that students of all levels really get into. It is an opportunity to make a science class relate to them personally.

We have been studying the genetics of blood, and blood types. In an accompanying lab exercise, CMIT is giving students the opportunity to determine blood types of different samples (A, B, O and Rh) in an enrichment lab. Blood typing historically has been used to introduce students to the concepts of immunohematology. Risk of disease transmission has compelled school districts to prohibit the use of human blood in student laboratories. A method is needed that will safely simulate ABO and Rh typing. It can safely and inexpensively simulate ABO and Rh blood typing procedures and provide students with hands-on blood-typing experience.

Gemma Y Bognot CLARKE, Ph.D
MS Science Teacher
Science Department Chair
CMIT Academy
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Spanish Class Updates
Students in Introduction to Spanish spent the last three weeks writing and presenting a text about their homes.

Students in Spanish One spent the time identifying and describing clothes.

Sincerely,
Jared Hester
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6th Grade Science: Project Volcano

Yale, Brown, and Howard students started the project volcano last Wednesday, March 22, 2017. The details of this project are found in their Google Classroom.

The objectives of the project are to let students: understand what volcanoes are, how they form, and the rocks they create; create a notebook of volcano characteristics; use acquired knowledge to identify several types of modern volcanic eruptions around the world.

Though the project deadline is on March 29, 2017, Arianna Romero from Brown and Christina Tomas and Jordan McNeill from Howard finished the project before its deadline. Kudos to these three amazing students!

Natalie Crespo-Montano
MS Science
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From Mrs. Cabrera-Avila's Desk
Please check SchoolMax frequently to avoid last minute changes in grades. Maintain good grades, and do your work on time at all times. It is school policy not to accept late work.

Spanish's tutoring is available on Tuesdays after school.

There is a Literacy Essay in Google Classroom that needs to be done by all my students. It due on Sunday, April 2nd. You can turn the essay in on Google Classroom before the deadline.

Barbara Cabrera-Avila
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
Summer Service Hours Opportunity
The Parks and Recreation Department is recruiting volunteers to work at the different playground sites during the months of June - August. The opportunity with them can lead to future employment with the agency, if students demonstrate leadership, commitment and passion to help the community/children. If you are 15 years old and need Student Learning Service Hours, you can sign up and get all your hours and more. I am providing the link for you and your friends or anyone you may know. If you need more information or assistance, you can call 301-699-2255.
http://www.pgparks.com/Things_To_Do/Volunteer_Opportunities.htm

Nydia I. Ocasio, Community Relations/Outreach Specialist
M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Northern Area
1500 Merrimac Drive
Hyattsville, Maryland 20783
Ph: 301-408-4335 Fax: 301-445-4501 Smartlink: 301-699-2255

Natalie Gaudette
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Service Hour Opportunity

An organization that I have been working with for the last five years is holding it's second annual C.A.R.E conference. DC LEVEE, formerly New Orleans and Back, helps the youth of DC become strong community leaders, understand the importance of service, and provides a creative outlet.

The C.A.R.E conference aims to bring together the youth of DC and its suburbs. The C.A.R.E conference will take place at Caesar Chavez PCS - Capitol Hill, 709 12th St. SE, Washington D.C. 20003 on April 28th - 30th. Students will receive 25 hours of service for participating in all three days, food during all conference events, an opportunity to create writing for a publication and work with a mural artist, as well as create new connection with other youth.

If interested, please contact me by April 10th at sstewart@cmitacademy.org. I must register us as a school if you are interested. I will be attending the conference regardless of the number of students that want to participate. Not only is this a great service opportunity but a wonderful thing to put on your resume.

Best,
Ms. Stewart
(Rm 158)
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Summer Internship Opportunity
Once the limit of applicants has been reached, this opportunity will close so read and apply quickly!

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced their Pathways Intern Program (Summer) for a Student Trainee (Office Automation), on Thursday, March 23, 2017. This is a great opportunity for students who are currently in the 12th grade (high school seniors), including current college students. For specific job requirements, please read the vacancy announcement.

The announcement opened Thursday, March 23, 2017, through Wednesday, April 05, 2017, or until the applicant limit is reached. Therefore, if the applicant limit is reached on day 1, the announcement will close at midnight and any applicant who applied before midnight will be taken into consideration.

Please take this opportunity to create an account in USA Jobs at www.usajobs.gov. In order to be eligible for the Pathways Intern program students:

-Must have a current resume.
-Must be enrolled or accepted as a degree-seeking student.
-Must be enrolled or have been accepted for enrollment in an accredited school.
-Must be taking at least half-time academic course load.

If you are graduating, you must provide proof of an acceptance letter for the fall and/or course schedule for the fall.

Thank you,
Yvette R. Delgado
Federal Trade Commission
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Workplace Inclusion
EEO Specialist and Chair, Agency-Wide Diversity Council
Tel: 202.326.2210

Natalie Gaudette
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JV Softball News
Attention Softball Players:

I was happy to see so many of you at the interest meeting. We are going to have a really solid team and have some fun this season. A few notes:

- Remember that you must have your medical/permission forms for PGCPS athletics turned in to Coach Lawrence prior to participating in practice. (If you have played sports or cheered for CMIT within the last year, you should already have those on file.)
- Practices will be Mondays and Fridays, 3:15-5:15.
- Make sure you have a softball glove by the first practice.
- Make sure you have cleats by our first game.
- Be sure to check the weather on Mondays and Fridays, so you can dress accordingly. Sweat pants and sneakers are fine for practice.
- Be sure to bring water or another form of hydration to practice.
- Our first practice will be Friday, March 31st.
- I have created a Google Classroom for softball, where I will be uploading tips and video tutorials. Email me or see me for the classroom code.

See you all on the 31st!

Coach Hommel
shommel@cmitacademy.org
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Windmill Project
Students in Foundations of Technology have used their skills to create this windmill project. Please view the student's creative work.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bxe12R_VD1ggZ3AxUzRXWVFkY1E

Gregory Hynes
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Mr. Vernor's Class Updates
AP Human Geography just finished our 5th Unit (Agriculture and Rural Land Use) and are moving into Unit 6 (Economic Geography). Unit 5 Exam and Third Quarter Review Portfolio scores will go into SchoolMax as students' final third quarter grades. Our AP Human Geography exam on May 12 is rapidly approaching.

Modern World History is moving into our unit on imperialism and colonialism. Special recognition is due to Taylor Gift; Taylor's History Day project took second place in the high school documentary category for PGCPS. Awesome!

Philosophy class just finished our second unit on life's grand questions: 'what is the meaning of life?' and 'what is the nature of reality?'

Please contact me directly with any questions, comments, or concerns; avernor@cmitacademy.org

Andrew Vernor
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Start of 4th Quarter in Ms. Coholic's Classes
Physics classes will begin Electromagnetic Radiation upon return and the start of 4th quarter.

Environmental Science will begin Land and Land Use. The "Real Cost of Owning a Car" Homework (a group project) is due Tuesday, March 28.

Plants and People will begin the unit on Fruits and Flowers.

Hoping everyone enjoyed the 3-day weekend!

Suzanne Coholic
HS Science Teacher
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PTO UPDATES
Teacher Appreciation Week!
Dear Parents,

Teacher Appreciation Week is right around the corner - May 1-5! We are collecting monetary donations to make this week a success. If you would like to contribute, please have your student bring the donation to the school in an envelope marked Teacher Appreciation Week and place it in the PTO’s mailbox located in the lobby. If sending a check, please make it payable to CMIT North PTO with “Teacher Appreciation” on the memo line. Also, if you would like to help with the planning or implementation of this special week, please contact Candace Salley at candace.salley[at]gmail[dot]com. Let’s show our teachers how much we appreciate all of their hard work!!


Thank you for your support!
CMIT North PTO Teacher Appreciation Committee
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Chick-fil-A Spirit Night!

Parents mark your calendars! Wednesday, March 29th from 3-9 pm we will have our next Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A in Laurel at the Contee Road/Rt. 1 location. You can either walk-in or drive thru, but be sure to mention "CMIT" so the PTO can receive 20% of your purchase.

We hope to see you there!
CMIT North PTO Fundraising Committee
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